United States Census Bureau released population estimates for U.S. counties. The San Francisco’s population expands to more than 884,000. for U.S. counties 2017 and metro areas. So the results San Francisco’s population slide ever upward.
As of July 2017 United States Census Bureau, San Francisco’s estimated population was 884,363 people, up from 876,103 the same time the previous year. Note that this is a inconsistency from the figures reported in the American Community Survey in September, which recorded a 2016 estimate of just 870,877.
In the new figures, 2015-2016 yielded a projection of just under 10,000 new San Franciscans, roughly the same growth the San Francisco Planning Department estimates as the city’s yearly average.
The overall population increases of 78,593 amounts to an estimated spike of more than 9.75 percent overall, although between 2016 and 2017 it was just 0.94 percent. It’s also more than Alameda County, San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County.
Plenty of counties nationwide blow away San Francisco’s climb in terms of growth percentage. But keep in mind that places like number-one ranked Falls Church County, VA, while up an incredible 5.2 percent year over year, had fewer than 14,000 people to start with, so a little goes a long way.
On the other hand Maricopa County, Arizona, which grew by an alarming 73,650 persons. But Maricopa County is also roughly 195 times the size of San Francisco in terms of square mileage.
San Francisco’s rate of 175 persons per square mile beat out all of the ten largest gaining counties in the US, the highest of which was Tarrant County, Texas, which gained 36 persons per square mile since 2016.